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Taking proper care of your sheepskin and wool products will ensure that they are a part of your life and home for a long time. Remember that sheepskin is dirt repellant so shaking and airing can be sufficient. That said, it is very easy to wash should it be necessary.
To clean sheepskin, lukewarm water and a mild detergent is the best option. Stretch and rub the hide when damp. Let it then dry in a warm room, but never next to or over a radiator. To restore the shine, we recommend brushing with a soft brush.

Wool products are best washed by hand in lukewarm water with a soft rag when needed. Avoid detergents that contain enzymes and alkaline detergents such as soap flakes or resin-based detergents.

You can find more information about wool and sheepskin, our favorite naturally functional material, here.

Properties of sheepskin and lambswool
Wool absorbs moisture. When the wool fiber absorbs moisture vapors, energy is produced so that the wool fiber does not feel damp, despite a water content of up to 35%. Wool garments help us to regulate our body temperature by absorbing moisture vapors. Wool’s moisture-wicking properties are what keep us cool so we do not sweat when we wear wool next to skin and its ability to retain moisture vapors makes lambswool easy to care for.

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Properties of sheepskin and lambswool

Wool absorbs moisture. When the wool fiber absorbs moisture vapors, energy is produced so that the wool fiber does not feel damp, despite a water content of up to 35%. Wool garments help us to regulate our body temperature by absorbing moisture vapors. Wool’s moisture-wicking properties are what keep us cool so we do not sweat when we wear wool next to skin and its ability to retain moisture vapors makes lambswool easy to care for.

Lambswool does not need to be washed often; usually it is sufficient to air in humid weather. The moisture vapors that pass through the garment remove dirt particles and odors. The leather is extremely resistant to dirt and it is often enough to give a good shake. It is the wool’s natural oil that makes it dirt resistant.

Sheepskin is used for slippers and seat covers but also in healthcare to prevent bedsores. When we lie on sheepskin, air pockets form between our body and the sheepskin, allowing air to circulate and prevent pressure sores. This is also why lambswool warms in the winter and cools in the summer, a huge advantage for slippers made of sheepskin.
The positive properties are the same for all lambswool, regardless of color; they are beautiful, supple and calm our bodies.

Advantages of sheepskin:

  • Sheepskins are electrical semiconductors, whereas synthetic materials behave as non-conductors. This property allows a natural exchange of static buildup on the skin or clothes. An electric spark will therefore not happen on synthetic materials.
  • Absorbs sweat instantly and releases it to the air seven times faster than synthetic materials.
  • Activates blood circulation and our immune system, and helps the body to relax and rejuvenate.
  • Maintains a healthy, even temperature which has a vitalizing, relaxing effect on the entire body.
  • Is gentle on your skin since it is made of similar building blocks as human skin.
  • Helps to heal sensitive or irritated skin or rashes.
  • Is self-regulating in terms of temperature, making it excellent for summer and winter.
  • Has a self-heating effect and never feels cold, allowing the skin to breathe.
  • Is dirt and bacteria resistant. It’s been known for centuries that natural sheepskin with lanolin has a self-cleaning effect if left to hang in fresh air.
  • Sheepskin can also be chemically cleaned at your local drycleaner.
  • COMFORT – Test a pair of sheepskin slippers without any socks on and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
  • The core of the wool fiber is made up of two types of cells that absorb different quantities of moisture so that one type swells more than the other, causing them to move in constant friction. This creates a mechanical, self-cleaning effect.
  • Moisture on the surface of textiles promotes the growth of bacteria, but the outer layer of wool fiber stays relatively dry. The surface of the fiber is water repellant, which stunts bacteria growth and the resulting odors.
    Sheepskin is gentle to the skin since it contains lanolin, a lipid that is similar to that found in human skin. There was a time when everyone knew that sheepskin in its natural state had a positive effect on the body. Now we are starting to remember. …